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Sagema.']                           TLORA INDICA.                                    93
petals, as well as by the occasional separation of the sexto, and the tendency to repand
leaves. The trunual inflorescence of StelecJwcarpus recurs in Kadwra cxvlijlora,
Blame.
The American genus Asiminat in which the petals are only very slightly imbri-
cated, approaches Unona by their thin, almost membranous texture, and by its sta-
mens and torus.
1. SAGERJEA, Dalzell in Hook. Kev/ Journ. iii. 307.
Flares herinapliroditi vel unisexuales. Sepala S, rotundata, sest. im-
bricata. Petala 6, biserialia, orbicularia, carnosula, concava, sest. im-
bricata. Stamina 12-21, abbreviato-cuneata, caraosa, truncata, dorsa
antherifera ; antberse biloculares, loculis oblongis longitudinaliter ffehis-
cehtibus. Torus plaiius. Ovaria defiaita 3-6, lineari-oblonga ;> ovula
cireiter 10, suturse ventral! insert a, biserialia.—Arbores, foliis cwiaceis
lucidis glaberrimis, floribus axillaribus fasciculatis.
When the ovaries are three iu number they alternate with the sepals* The
stamens closely resemble those of Bocagea (among Saccopetalea f) and of Orophea
among Milrcphorece; hut there is too little resemblance in other respects among those
genera which have subdefinite stamens, to render it advisable to form of them a dis-
tinct section, as has been done by Blume and Endlicher. No species of' Sageraa
arc known save those described below; but Quatteria pojita, "Waft. Cat, 6450, from
Tcnasseriin, which has no flowers nor fruit, has the habit of the genus* and is pro*
bully a congener, if-indeed it be not referable to one of the species described below.
1.  S. lauriaa (DalzJ. 1. c.); foliis lineari-oblongis, pedicellis 1-5
bus! squamuiosis, floribus hermaphroditic  12-andris, sepalis glabris,
carpellis globosis.— Guatteria kuiifolia, Graliam, Cat. Bomb. p. 4.
If AB. In sylvis Concaa utriusquc!—(FL Oct. Nov.) (p. 5.)
Arbor nicdiocns,. clegans, Lauri facie. Xtamvli rugosi, nigricantes, glabri. Folia
bast rotuudata vel acutinscula, apice angustata. 5-7 poll, louga, 1^-2 lata, petiolo
•J-poll., tenuiier coriacea, rigida, nervis crebre reticnlatis. Pedicelli $-polficares,
bracteola in Kiedio pcdicello ovali vel rotundata. Flores albi. Petala fere semi-
pollicaria. Jnthera exteriorca interdom anantherse. Carpella globosa, glabra, cir-
citcr scispcraia.
This tree is said by Mr. Dakell to yield valuable timber of a reddish colour. It
will probably be found to be also a native of Malabar.
2.  S. elliptSca (H.f. et T.); foliis lineari-oblongis, floribus axil-
laribus vel secus rainos crassiores solitariis aut faseiculatis, pedicellis
brevitssimis basi squamuiosis, floribus dioicis 12-andris, sepalis cib'atis,
carpellis obovatis,—Uvaria elliptica, Alph. DC. Mtm. 27 j Watt. Cat.
6470!
HAB. In prov. Tenasserim ad Tavoy, Wall.!—(0.*.)
Ardor excclsa, cortice ramulorum albido vel grisco laevi glabro. Folia 10 poll,
longa, fere 3 lata, pet. ijpolL, basi obfcusa, apice obtusa vel acuta, crasse coriacca,
nervis vix conspicuis. Eracteofa in medio pedicello rotundata. Sepala margine
membranacea. Petala late ovalia, margine cfhato, ^poll. longa. Carpella immatura
obovato-oblonga.
3.  S. Thwaitesii (H.f. et T.); foliis auguste oblongis, floribus
secus ramos crassiores faseiculatis icosandris liermapliroditis.